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Cupcake Challenge: Grades 2 – 5 on Monday, Feb. 26, from  6:45 - 7:15 pm. You will have the opportunity to show off your cake decorating skills.  We will decorate cupcakes to a theme. Registration is required and limited to 30. Sign up at the library or through our Facebook page beginning Feb. 12. *Please identify any food allergies when registering for this program.

Elephant & Piggie Day: For 3 years – grade 1 on Saturday, Mar. 3 from 10:30 – 11:30 am. Join us as we celebrate Elephant and Piggie.  Stories, games, crafts and lots of fun! Registration is required beginning Feb. 19 at the library or through our Facebook page.

Who's a Fraidy Kat? : Mystery program for grades 3 – 5, Monday, Mar. 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Put your detective skills to the test.  Can you figure out who wants Kat out of school?  Registration is required.  Please sign up at The Mary L. Cook Public Library or through our Facebook page beginning Feb. 26.



NEW SENSORY STORYTIME : Feb. 23 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. Join us for a program offering educational, literacy, and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, and parents/caregivers. The program incorporates: Visual Schedule Board, Books Read Aloud & Demonstrated Interactively with Flannel Boards, Sensory Opportunities - Bubbles, Songs, Movement. Registration is required for this event - please call 513-897-4826 to register.  *The library is closed to the public during this event. Questions? Please contact Miss Kathy at

DROP-IN STORYTIMES : Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

It's Toddler Laptime! The winter series of toddler (2 year olds) laptimes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:10pm beginning January 16 & running thru February 20. Sign-up begins January 2! Stories, games, songs, fingerplays and, occasionally, crafts will be shared with the toddlers during laptimes. These sessions involve parents as active participants. Registration begins Tuesday, January 2 must be completed in person at the Library. Contact Miss Kathy (Kathy Daniels), Youth Services, if you have any questions. 513-897-4826

1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 15 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading. Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES are for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:15 am  or Thursdays from 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Registration is requested. We play games, sign songs, hear stories, and share laughs. No Storytimes in December.  Storytime will resume Thursday, January 4, 2018.

BABY BOOKWORMS : Baby Storytime is for children from birth to 24 months and a parent/caregiver, Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood.  Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions.  If you have questions, please call Kathy Daniels.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, February 20, from 4:00 – 4:45 pmRegistration is required. (CLASS FULL)

Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters on Tuesday, February 27, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required.  For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will begin meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required.